Horizons at Carolina Day Volunteer Application
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Horizons National is a summer education program for low-income students in grades K - 12. The mission of the program is to change the life trajectory of low-income students by instilling in them the joy of learning, the skills for success, and the inspiration to realize their dreams. Horizons students qualify for free and reduced lunch, and they reflect the diversity of their local community. When they first come to Horizons, most students are performing below grade level. Our summer program includes project-based learning, dance, art, music, swimming, and field trips. Volunteers and interns will have a chance to interact with students and support the program in a variety of meaningful ways. All who join the Horizons family can expect an enriching, hands on, joyful, and potentially life-changing experience.

The 2019 Horizons Carolina Day Program runs from June 17-July 26 (off July 4 & 5). Volunteer hours are 8am-3:45pm. For special time arrangements, contact mantonazzo@carolinaday.org. Interns and volunteers may participate in 2 weeks, 3 weeks or the full 6 weeks of the program. This will be our second year, so you will have the opportunity to work with 15 returning first grade or 15 new grade K students! Students return each summer as we add a new class of of younger students. Volunteers who stick with the program will have the opportunity to build deep, lasting relationships and have a significant impact on the lives of these children.

Horizon Volunteers must be:
1. A rising 9th Grade through rising 12th Grade student. (Can be a non-CDS student)
2. Available to attend a mandatory orientation for Horizons program (May 1, 4-7 and May 4, 12:30-3:30).
3. Willing to get certified in First Aid and CPR.

Working at Horizons and the Carolina Day School means being part of a strong community steeped in a passion for learning. We are committed to our students and families, and to each other. We recruit only the best and brightest for our team of professional educators, administrative and support staff.

We are committed to building a faculty, team, staff, student body, and culture which reflect the diversity of the greater world around us. Diversity adds quality to our community by cultivating a richness of ideas, a broadening of perspectives and a respect for others.

To begin the process of becoming a volunteer or intern, please provide the following information, and sign off on our pre-employment statement. We will then be in touch to set up an interview.

We look forward to receiving your application and meeting you soon!

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Be a force of positive change this summer with Horizons!
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Horizons and Carolina Day School Hiring Policy *
CDS supports the National Association of Independent School's anti-discrimination policy - The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, NAIS does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.
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The facts stated in my application for employment are true and complete. I understand that false statements shall be grounds for denial of employment and, if employed, for immediate dismissal. I authorizeCarolina Day School, Inc. to investigate all statements and claims contained within this application and subsequent oral interviews, and I acknowledge and agree that Carolina Day School, Inc. may check references from sources other than those personal references listed herein. I hereby release Carolina DaySchool, Inc., its employees, agents, and assigns, and all current and former employers from any charges or damages for releasing any and all employment information, whether subjective or objective, to CarolinaDay School, Inc. I understand that nothing contained in this employment application or in the granting of an interview is intended to create an employment contract for either employment or for the providing of any benefit. No promises regarding employment have been made to me and I understand that no such promise is binding unless made in writing. I understand that any employment offer with Carolina Day School is contingent upon my successful completion of a drug screening test.
Have you ever worked at Carolina Day School as a paid employee or volunteer? *
Horizons Intern/Volunteer Positions
Classroom Assistant
These duties include and are not limited to: prep and execution of activities, one-on-one project assistance with students, daily programing, taking care of supplies and awareness of inventory, receiving positive and constructive feedback, taking attendance, execution of emergency procedures in time of need, ensuring safety, health and wellness of all participants, enforcement of all policies and providing all proper supervision during their time participating in the program.
Reading Specialist Assistant
This volunteer will work directly with the Reading Specialist to create personalized reading plans for each student. This is an excellent position for someone interested in pursuing a career in education.
Social Media/Marketing Specialist
These duties include and are not limited to: taking photos of activities, regularly posting to Horizons social media outlets, updating our blog, learning about and assisting in creative marketing and fundraising efforts.
Arts Assistant
In this position, you will assist the art teachers in planning and execution of art and music classes.
Swim Volunteer
All volunteers will be asked to help with swimming. However, if you are interested in helping exclusively with swimming, please choose this option.
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Which position(s) are you interested in submitting an application?
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Tell us about a time when you faced a big challenge. How did you respond to meet expectations or resolve the issue? *
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When was the last time you had a conflict or difference of an opinion with another person or group of people? How did you conduct yourself during this exchange? Afterwards, did you have ideas about how you could have done better? *
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What experience do you have in working with younger children? *
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What is one thing you would like to learn or achieve this summer by being a member of the Horizons team? How can we help you achieve this goal? *
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Please rate yourself in the following areas. *
Needs Improvement
Sense of Humor
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Receiving constructive feedback
Asking for help when needed
What dates are you available this summer? (Volunteer commitments are 2 weeks, 3 weeks, or all summer)
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Weeks 1-2 (June 17-June 28)
Weeks 3-4 (July 1-12 [off July 4 and 5])
Weeks 5-6 (July 15-26)
1st half (June 17-July 3)
2nd half (July 8-26)
Full program (June 17- July 26)
Varying times (contact Director for options)
Are you a certified lifeguard? *
Are you a certified in First Aid & CPR? *
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Thank you for submitting your application! We will be in touch for an interview and look forward to speaking with you soon!
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